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Ronaldo nominated for FIFA player award

Paris, France | AFP |Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award. The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga. Among the 24 …

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Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead. Barcelona’s most famous street Las Ramblas was packed with tourists when a van drove …

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Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he …

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Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona. The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match …

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Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards …

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Ronaldo in Madrid squad for Man Utd reunion

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo could feature against his former club Manchester United in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup after being included in Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the trip to Skopje, Macedonia. Ronaldo’s summer has been overshadowed by accusations of tax evasion in Spain, which led to …

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Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday his “brilliance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes. “What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote …

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Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied hiding millions of euros in income at a court hearing near the Spanish capital on Monday where he was charged with tax evasion. The Portuguese — the world’s highest paid sportsman according to Forbes magazine — is the latest …

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I’m staying at Real, says Ronaldo

 Madrid, Spain | AFP |   Ending weeks of speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware. “To win important trophies with my club and the personal honours last season was brilliant, to do it again …

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